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Re: Missing Death Certificate & Burial Record: But She IS De

Postby Brummie on Exmoor » Fri Jun 08, 2018 3:04 pm

And the death is registered in East Riding of Yorkshire for Q3 1839.

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Re: Missing Death Certificate & Burial Record: But She IS De

Postby Mick Loney » Fri Jun 08, 2018 4:41 pm

That’s what I call devotion, apart from a visit to Swansea Archives (half a mile away, so I can walk :D ), all my research is done purely on-line. Sadly, all my lot come mainly from London’s East End, Yorkshire or Huntingdonshire, so not tempted to travel much!
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Re: Missing Death Certificate & Burial Record: But She IS De

Postby Guy » Fri Jun 08, 2018 7:41 pm

AdrianB38 wrote:Re the omission from the PR - I have never been wholly certain whether the Register records burials or funerals. While the answer might be obvious, I am sure that I have read of contrary examples. Could it be that the funeral took place in another church and the burial was therefore not recorded in the Escrick register?

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The burial register is supposed to record burials not funerals.
All parishioners had a right to burial in a CofE churchyard, whether the burial service was conducted under the rites of the CofE or not.
The law required burials to be recorded not funerals or burial services.
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Re: Missing Death Certificate & Burial Record: But She IS De

Postby Brummie on Exmoor » Fri Jun 08, 2018 9:12 pm

Thank you Guy.

In this case, the fact that Fanny's burial in Escrick does NOT appear in the Register, is even more bizarre. Her burial there is unquestionable, given the wording on the tombstone. Although she wasn't actually a parishioner by the time she died, she had been of course. But from what you say, as she was buried there, it should have been recorded in the Register, by law. Am I correct? And if there is no record, WHY?

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Re: Missing Death Certificate & Burial Record: But She IS De

Postby AdrianB38 » Fri Jun 08, 2018 9:38 pm

Guy wrote:...
The burial register is supposed to record burials not funerals. ...
The law required burials to be recorded not funerals or burial services. ...

Thanks Guy. That's what my instincts were - it is, after all, a Burial Register - but I appreciate confirmation.

Somewhere on another mailing list, I thought someone had found exceptions but either my memory could be at fault or the answer might have lain with the definition of what the church's own burial ground was. I shall try to watch out for any future, apparent exceptions.
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Re: Missing Death Certificate & Burial Record: But She IS De

Postby Brummie on Exmoor » Sat Jun 09, 2018 12:47 pm

Attached is my picture of James and Fanny HINDS' gravestone in the churchyard at Escrick.
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